Terri Kennedy

Louisiana is America’s original melting pot, and I like to incorporate all of Louisiana’s culture into my pieces by carving the crumbling brickwork I see around me. My work is reminiscent of the Ol’ French architecture of New Orleans, incorporating the impressionistic style by layering a multitude of glazes, and hand-building flowers native to Louisiana. My other work is a fun play on faces which I call MUG SHOTZZZ. These pieces were made for just having fun and trying on different expressions or alter egos while drinking your favorite beverage. All my work is mainly decorative but functional wheel-thrown earthenware vessels I call “FUNctional Sculpture.” Pieces are thrown in separate sections, appliquéd, carved and assembled.

My love for clay and sculpting goes back to when I was a child. I would use leftover piecrust clippings and form the pieces into flowers and animals.

For the past 25+ years I have turned my love of molding things with clay into a life-long and loving endeavor to make pottery for the everyday world. With all of my processes I strive to merge form with function while encompassing the beauty I see in the Southern Louisiana Culture from my home studio in Denham Springs, Louisiana.